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Pu Song-ling

Pu Song-ling, a Qing dynasty writer, was born in Shandong province. His most famous work is the Liaozhai Zhiyi (Strange (Historical) Stories from a Studio for Leisurely Conversations), a collection of stories about ghosts, spirits, and other extraordinary phenomena. He started writing the Liaozhai stories, which he initially called his "Fox and Ghost Tales," at age thirty and began with an overheard ghost story on that trip to Jiangsu.